On the Road: Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club in Rhode Island, USA

Posted by Up with People on September 21,2017

Cast B 2017 has made it to the east coast of the United States! The week spent in northern Rhode Island was jam packed with a variety of service activities. Check out our latest video from the road!



At UWP, it is our mission to positively change the world. Cast B is nearing the tail end of their United States tour and continues to make an impact in every community they visit. This week’s work was focused on youth and education as the cast strives to become global citizens.

A Color Run to Raise Money

“We participated in the Cumberland High School’s Annual Color Run,” says Alonso Quintana of Illinois, USA. “It was so much fun. The Color Run was a fundraiser to help Cumberland High School raise money for Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a non-profit organization that works to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity in schools and other agencies. We also did some gardening in the school’s courtyard and at the Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Learning."

Painting a Mural for Boys and Girls Club

The cast also visited the local Boys and Girls Club and helped paint a mural to create a positive and empowering environment for the area's disadvantaged youth. It is the club's mission to aide in the growth and development of all youth through programs and services like athletics, aquatics, and child care. We love the opportunity to work with the Boys and Girls Club because their mission is so closely aligned with ours.

Following the service activities, the cast took a trip to The Great Pumpkin festival to take part in a flash mob! “There was a lot of awesome energy there! It was really cool to get to interact with the community in that way, " says Kendall Bare of California, USA.

The week spent in Northern Rhode Island brought out the cast’s creativity and athleticism, all while benefiting local communities. It is a week that will not be forgotten. Now onto the next stop! Stay tuned to find out what we we’re up to in New Hampshire, USA!

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